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Vast schools of winter shad are key in finding and catching Southern bass.Follow the Shad for Big Winter Bass in Southern Reservoirs

Follow the Shad for Big Winter Bass in Southern Reservoirs

Vast schools of winter shad are key in finding and catching Southern bass.

Pete Robbins

Bass often travel the same route to and from spawning habitat, and locating those areas will yield big dividends as the bass move shallow to spawn. Winter Bass: Prospect The Prespawn Travel Lanes

Winter Bass: Prospect The Prespawn Travel Lanes

Bass often travel the same route to and from spawning habitat, and locating those areas will

David A. Brown

Taking kids fishing and making them desire to come back depend on how they experience fishing early.Top 10 Rules to Avoid Childhood Fishing Burnout

Top 10 Rules to Avoid Childhood Fishing Burnout

Taking kids fishing and making them desire to come back depend on how they experience fishing

Pete Robbins

At the very tail end of fall fishing, the big bass feed heavily on caloric-rich baitfish. A big crankbait will do work during that time.Cranking for Fall Turnover Bass, Part 3

Cranking for Fall Turnover Bass, Part 3

At the very tail end of fall fishing, the big bass feed heavily on caloric-rich baitfish. A

Justin Brouillard

Winter bass patterns based on several locations.Defining Winter Bass Patterns

Defining Winter Bass Patterns

Winter bass patterns based on several locations.

Dr. Hal Schramm

Traditional northern ice-fishing presentations have a place catching big Texas bassIce Fishing, Texas Style

Ice Fishing, Texas Style

Traditional northern ice-fishing presentations have a place catching big Texas bass

Pete Robbins

Walleye

A look at several different lure designs and how they attract ice walleyes.Where Metal Meets the Water for Ice Walleyes

Where Metal Meets the Water for Ice Walleyes

A look at several different lure designs and how they attract ice walleyes.

Douge Stange

Fall is big-fish time, particularly for walleyes. Gone are the uncomfortably warm surfaceSteep and Deep for Fall Walleyes

Steep and Deep for Fall Walleyes

Fall is big-fish time, particularly for walleyes. Gone are the uncomfortably warm surface

In-Fisherman

Matching the correct rod to the presentation you're trolling will make a difference in how many fish you catch. The Perfect Walleye Trolling Rod Action

The Perfect Walleye Trolling Rod Action

Matching the correct rod to the presentation you're trolling will make a difference in how

Ross Robertson

Consider food when targeting late season walleyesFactoring Forage For Late Season Walleyes

Factoring Forage For Late Season Walleyes

Consider food when targeting late season walleyes

Doug Stange

Longtime professional walleye angler Pete Harsh passed away October 12.Legendary Walleye Angler Pete Harsh Passes

Legendary Walleye Angler Pete Harsh Passes

Longtime professional walleye angler Pete Harsh passed away October 12.

In-Fisherman Staff

Catfish

Traditionalists who fish for catfish only when they have to swat mosquitoes miss out on fantasticA Winter Catfish Whisker Wonderland

A Winter Catfish Whisker Wonderland

Traditionalists who fish for catfish only when they have to swat mosquitoes miss out on

Dan Anderson

Big cats, especially flatheads, often ­prefer big meals. Offering big catfish baits may tempt theBig Catfish Baits

Big Catfish Baits

Big cats, especially flatheads, often ­prefer big meals. Offering big catfish baits may tempt

Brook Martin

Rob Neumann unmasks curious late-season channel catfish movements.Late-Season Channel Cats

Late-Season Channel Cats

Rob Neumann unmasks curious late-season channel catfish movements.

In-Fisherman Staff


Aside from ice fishermen, many anglers hope for a rising thermometer to trigger improved fishing.Big Time Winter Blue Cats

Big Time Winter Blue Cats

Aside from ice fishermen, many anglers hope for a rising thermometer to trigger improved

Dan Anderson

Fifty-degrees Fahrenheit. That's the magic number for channel catfish anglers in the fall. AboveLate Season Catfish

Late Season Catfish

Fifty-degrees Fahrenheit. That's the magic number for channel catfish anglers in the fall.

Dan Anderson

Let's start with legends, which actually turn out to be true in some instances. For decades, riverFooling Fall Flatheads

Fooling Fall Flatheads

Let's start with legends, which actually turn out to be true in some instances. For decades,

Dan Anderson

Panfish

These panfish lures have caught thousands of fish, and even more fisherman.Top 10 Panfish Ice Lures of All Time

Top 10 Panfish Ice Lures of All Time

These panfish lures have caught thousands of fish, and even more fisherman.

Cory Schmidt

The roof slides shut. Sometimes it reopens, especially on big lakes with lots of fetch. This timeEarly Ice Crappies

Early Ice Crappies

The roof slides shut. Sometimes it reopens, especially on big lakes with lots of fetch. This

Matt Straw

Finding crappie in shallow, muddy water during springtime can be some of the hottest fishing of the year.Cold and Dirty: Wintertime Crappie

Cold and Dirty: Wintertime Crappie

Finding crappie in shallow, muddy water during springtime can be some of the hottest fishing

John Neporadny Jr

Consider these simple tips when searching for and catching crappies during the fall.Maximize Fall Crappie Productivity

Maximize Fall Crappie Productivity

Consider these simple tips when searching for and catching crappies during the fall.

David A. Brown

Q&A with panfish pros, Brian Brosdahl, Jeremy Smith, Blake Tollefson, and Joel NelsonUnlocking Fall Panfish Patterns

Unlocking Fall Panfish Patterns

Q&A with panfish pros, Brian Brosdahl, Jeremy Smith, Blake Tollefson, and Joel Nelson

Josh Lantz

Trolling cranks for big slab crappies is a highly productive method during summer's peak. Troll Cranks for Dog Days Crappie

Troll Cranks for Dog Days Crappie

Trolling cranks for big slab crappies is a highly productive method during summer's peak.

Mark Hicks

Pike & Muskie

Do pike under ice cover choose the same types of habitats they use in summer?Pike Movement and Habitat: Summer vs. Winter

Pike Movement and Habitat: Summer vs. Winter

Do pike under ice cover choose the same types of habitats they use in summer?

Dr. Rob Neumann

Minnesota's Nolan Sprengeler shattered a 64-year state record with an enormous muskie from Mille Lacs.64-Year Muskie Record Falls in Minnesota

64-Year Muskie Record Falls in Minnesota

Minnesota's Nolan Sprengeler shattered a 64-year state record with an enormous muskie from

Thomas Allen

Winter is upon us, and muskie anglers should welcome it for what is has to offer.Winter Muskie Fishing

Winter Muskie Fishing

Winter is upon us, and muskie anglers should welcome it for what is has to offer.

Steve Ryan

If muskies are the question, livebait might just be the answer.Livebait Rigging Systems for Muskies

Livebait Rigging Systems for Muskies

If muskies are the question, livebait might just be the answer.

Cory Schmidt

Northern pike are cunning predators adept at feeding in packs, while also solitary assassins. InFish the Edges for Fall Pike

Fish the Edges for Fall Pike

Northern pike are cunning predators adept at feeding in packs, while also solitary assassins.

Steve Ryan

First time muskie fishing produces fine muskieHer First Muskie

Her First Muskie

First time muskie fishing produces fine muskie

Thomas Allen

Trout & Salmon

Big lakers will feast during late ice, here's how to locate the fish and how to catch themHard Water Lake Trout, Part 2: Late Ice

Hard Water Lake Trout, Part 2: Late Ice

Big lakers will feast during late ice, here's how to locate the fish and how to catch them

Justin Brouillard


Somewhere on a tributary of the Great Lakes, snow builds on the horizontal branches of phantomBest Trout Locations Around The Great Lakes

Best Trout Locations Around The Great Lakes

Somewhere on a tributary of the Great Lakes, snow builds on the horizontal branches of

Matt Straw

We can spend a lot of money on a fine fly rod and reel, but in the end it's the fly that catchesMatching The Hatch For Selective Trout

Matching The Hatch For Selective Trout

We can spend a lot of money on a fine fly rod and reel, but in the end it's the fly that

Cathy Beck

Several methods are available to estimate the weight of a fish. Some use length as well as girthLake Trout Length To Weight Conversion Chart

Lake Trout Length To Weight Conversion Chart

Several methods are available to estimate the weight of a fish. Some use length as well as

Dr. Rob Neumann

Several methods are available to estimate the weight of a fish. Some use length as well as girthChinook Salmon Weight Conversion Chart

Chinook Salmon Weight Conversion Chart

Several methods are available to estimate the weight of a fish. Some use length as well as

Dr. Rob Neumann

Standing shoulder to shoulder with someone casting in the same hole can be the norm nowadaysReaders Journal: Combat fishing for Great Lakes Steelhead and Brown Trout

Readers Journal: Combat fishing for Great Lakes Steelhead and Brown Trout

Standing shoulder to shoulder with someone casting in the same hole can be the norm nowadays

Matt Michalski

Other Fish

Lessons from largemouth can be applied to topwater tuna abroad.5 Bass Lessons from Topwater Tuna

5 Bass Lessons from Topwater Tuna

Lessons from largemouth can be applied to topwater tuna abroad.

Pete Robbins

Their fighting ability is far superior to the largemouth bass—more par with muskies.The Case for Super Bass (AKA Snakeheads)

The Case for Super Bass (AKA Snakeheads)

Their fighting ability is far superior to the largemouth bass—more par with muskies.

Steve Ryan

Introduced species often directly or indirectly adversely affect native species.Questioning Fish Introductions

Questioning Fish Introductions

Introduced species often directly or indirectly adversely affect native species.

Dr. Hal Schramm

To consistently catch saugers, particularly super-size spots, anglers must first understand a bit about their behavior.Tips & Tricks for More Saugers

Tips & Tricks for More Saugers

To consistently catch saugers, particularly super-size spots, anglers must first understand a

Dan Johnson

A trophy alligator gar may live to be 50 to 80 years old and yet spawn only a handful of times in its lifetime.Going for Gator Gar

Going for Gator Gar

A trophy alligator gar may live to be 50 to 80 years old and yet spawn only a handful of times

Steve Ryan

Alligator gar are the largest scaled freshwater fish in North America.Alligator Gar: North America's Greatest Sportfish

Alligator Gar: North America's Greatest Sportfish

Alligator gar are the largest scaled freshwater fish in North America.

Steve Ryan

Ice Fishing

Jeff 3 Hot Ice-Fishing Walleye Tips

3 Hot Ice-Fishing Walleye Tips

Jeff "Gussy" Gustafson shares three of his top tips to catch more walleyes through the ice.

Justin Brouillard

Are fishing electronics contributing to over-harvest of panfish?Field Research: Electronics Boost Ice Fishing Success

Field Research: Electronics Boost Ice Fishing Success

Are fishing electronics contributing to over-harvest of panfish?

Steve Quinn

Manitoba's late-season ice fishing offers endless opportunities at true trophy-caliber fish across various species.Late Ice Paradise: Manitoba's Best Kept Secret

Late Ice Paradise: Manitoba's Best Kept Secret

Manitoba's late-season ice fishing offers endless opportunities at true trophy-caliber fish

Thomas Allen

Buoyant, durable, lively baits equal warm hands— and more fish—this winterHOT TREND: Z-Man Softbaits on Ice

HOT TREND: Z-Man Softbaits on Ice

Buoyant, durable, lively baits equal warm hands— and more fish—this winter

Cory Schmidt

For the most part, basins are mid- to late-winter haunts for perch, crappies, and bluegills.Tools of the Trade for Basin Panfish

Tools of the Trade for Basin Panfish

For the most part, basins are mid- to late-winter haunts for perch, crappies, and bluegills.

Matt Straw

Several factors affect a fishery's ability to produce generous numbers of giant perch.Important Factors for Trophy Perch

Important Factors for Trophy Perch

Several factors affect a fishery's ability to produce generous numbers of giant perch.

Dan Johnson

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